Botulism is a soil and water born pathogen that, through its normal function releases a neurotoxin which once coming into contact with cells in a body, break down a cells ability to produce energy. This is potentially life threatening as even in small doses it can cause breathing difficulties and paralysis. On the up-side, if you want to smooth out those wrinkles on your aging face and neck an injection of Botulism or "Botox" will interfere with the normal processes of aging cells.
Giant Microbes are also excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach without the nasty side-effects.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Botulism is 180 x 7.5 x 3mm, made of orange short-pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.